Sleeping Beauty

I could not get 5 minutes into this movie before I started to cry. I haven't seen it for 15 years probably, but it's one of those movies that you see when you're a kid, and then brings back memories when you're an adult. All the romance and the "Happily Ever After" in the Disney movie I watched as a kid shaped me a lot. This one though, watching it, and trying to analyze it, it's really not a very good movie. The music is fantastic, and the fact that they used Tchaikovsky is pure genius. However they spent so much time doing the painting of the backgrounds and hadn't figured out how to display emotions on their characters at all. It was a kid's movie, so I don't think they cared about it at all. Some of the motions were silly and overplayed. People don't move like that, but apparently faeries do.

In spite of all that, I love it. It's just one of those movies...

1 comment:

Mel said...

I am also a fan of Sleeping Beauty, but I have to disagree with you: The Disney Team does in fact try to show human emotion. Take for example Aurora's (aka Briar Rose)disbelief when she is told she is a princess, and she needs to leave the cottage to claim her throne and marry a man she doesn't know. Now, If that's not an emotional scene, I don't know what is (wipping the tear off my face). However, I share your pain. As a matter of fact, I think I'll pop in my DVD, and watch it for the 55 time.